Essential Report

News Stories

May 7, 2019

Q. What news stories about the campaign have you noticed?

  • The withdrawal of candidates was the most mentioned item of news this week, with Liberal candidates Jessica Whelan (Lyons), Peter Killin (Wills) and Jeremy Hearn (Isaacs) all withdrawing. Labor lost candidates – Wayne Kurnorth (NT Senate) and Luke Creasey (Melbourne).
  • The leadership debates also received a lot of mentions this week, with a third scheduled for this week.
  • The scandal involving One Nation senator Steve Dickson had high awareness, with specific mentions, along with ‘One Nation’ and ‘Pauline Hanson’ both being talked about.

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